### Blogs I Follow

- Questioning My Metacognition
- Marilyn Burns Math Blog
- Elementary Teacher in Middle School
- Finding Ways
- Bridging The Gap
- Robert Kaplinsky
- Divisible by 3 [Andrew Stadel]
- Following Learning
- Exit 10A
- dy/dan
- Right Brained Mom
- Overthinking my teaching
- Under the Dome
- emergent math
- Math Minds
- Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had
- Teaching to the Beat of a Different Drummer
- Talking Math with Your Kids
- Traditionalist Becoming Non-Traditional
- Mark n' Math
- The Daily Post
- The WordPress.com Blog

- Follow Mark n' Math on WordPress.com

# Category Archives: Uncategorized

## Sometimes a Visual Model is all you Need!

I had the great honour of helping run the TLDSB math olympics for the second time yesterday. We had teams from all over our board come to compete and enjoy the love of math! During the relay part of the … Continue reading

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## 7 Key pages from the Parrish Number Talks Resource

I have recently been modelling a lot of number talks for new teachers in my schools. We often debrief on the strategies, key ideas and models that were used. Still there are seven key pages in the resource that I … Continue reading

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## “Mr. Stamp the deck you asked us to construct is actually 6 squared km!”

I have been working in Mr. Sontag’s grade 7/8 room for the last few days wrapping up a performance task we had the students complete that had them choose an authentic house floor plan and then create a quote for … Continue reading

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## Something I never would have done before the Fraction Pathway Action Research Project!

Today I was working with my principal on the next assignment for the RMS Virtual Learning session we are currently doing as a school. Part of the session is solving some problems individually and then sharing with our colleagues how … Continue reading

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## The Art of not Stealing the Learning!

There is a very fine line when working with a student or group of students between prompting them to move their learning forward or stealing the learning from them by giving to much info away or doing it for them. … Continue reading

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## Do Students really Understand the Operation they are Performing?

I recently read this great article from NCTM called “Capturing Children’s Multiplication and Division Stories: Learn the value of having students create their own stories and pictures to represent number sentences as classroom assessments.” Here is link to the article: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0By2yvFOIjvGQVHdCTEZobnV6bjQ … Continue reading

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## The Importance of Making 10 and Connecting across Strategies

As I dig deeper in this journey of operational development and students movement towards number sense fluency (proficiency) I wanted to write a post about how important it is for students to develop the Make Ten Strategy. Some people also … Continue reading

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## Breaking Down an EQAO Prompt through the Lense of Multiplicative Thinking

Today as my principal and I were having a meeting looking at our EQAO results we came across a great example of a prompt where the importance of being a multiplicative thinker really becomes evident. As we chatted we discussed … Continue reading

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## Subitizing and Quantity- Important Pieces to Operational Development

I have done a couple video blogs before and they are challenging for me. I am not very comfortable filming myself! This is a short video blog on subitizing and how it fits in with operational development. I try my best … Continue reading

## Learning Basic Facts in Classrooms Today!

I blogged about this last year with some posts about using guided math groups where the students were learning key math ideas that were helping them to develop basic fact fluency. With so many articles in the news lately about … Continue reading

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